Inclement weather, school and work commitments, and global pandemics can really mess with travel plans. Maybe you'd like to visit CatholicU and get a closer look at life on campus, but circumstances just haven't allowed that to happen yet. We understand, so we've set up four new webcams giving you a chance to see what's happening anytime at some key intersections for student activity:
As seen looking north from atop Gibbons Hall, one of our student residence halls. University Mall is the traditional site of the annual outdoor spring Commencement ceremony and is used for other similar large gatherings such as the papal Mass by Pope Francis during his visit to campus in 2015. Its long expanse is also a popular gathering spot for students to socialize, study, and recreate. Keep your eyes open early mornings and you may glimpse deer that also frequently wander onto the grounds.
Literally, the center of student life on campus, from the Office of the Dean of Students to Starbucks and the food court. A range of student organizations and support programs also office in "the Pryz," as the building has been nicknamed by students. Meanwhile, the Pryz patio and lawn are the places to be on a sunny and warm day or when it's time for Cardinalpalooza, the annual celebration of the last day of classes during spring semester.
One of the oldest collegiate football programs in the country continues to play games in 3,500-seat Cardinal Stadium each year. The Cardinals women's field hockey team also plays here in the fall. In spring, it's time for track and field practice and competition. But there could be activity in the stadium at almost any time as CatholicU student-athletes use the stadium's state-of-the-art Field Turf surface for running drills or other conditioning.
A new, multi-level student dining facility is under construction at the north end of the University Lawn, situated between the Pryz and Columbus School of Law. The new Dining Commons is expected to open in 2022 and will feature expanded seating capacity complemented by a variety of new dining station options. The University continues to make significant investments enhancing both the academic and student life experience, from a new home for the Conway School of Nursing to the recent completion of our campus energy project. For updates on the Dining Commons and other projects, visit the Campus Construction Updates page.